UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center


The world's leading provider of high-quality learning curricula and networks specific to innovation and entrepreneurship.


The Kauffman FastTrac suite of courses is designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages of business learn the next step to success. Its programs offer an entrepreneurial ecosystem complete with three immersive, group-oriented courses designed to help you launch or grow your business. Each program features essential frameworks, strategies and insights along with a reliable support network of leaders and peers.

FastTrac programs are delivered by a variety of affiliate organizations — non-profit and for-profit alike — including chambers of commerce, business development centers, local and regional economic development councils, colleges, universities, consulting firms and many others. In addition, college students in their academic environment earn credit for completing courses using FastTrac materials.

FastTrac is offered throughout the United States and in selected countries around the world. Since it was founded in 1993, FastTrac has helped more than 350,000 entrepreneurs assess business ideas, and start and grow their businesses


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business


  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Classes


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactGeneral Information
AddressKansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 454-4380
Fax(816) 751-6848